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The Amalfi Coast: Ravello

Posted on Sep 11, 2014

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Our first stop (and possibly our favorite) on the Amalfi Coast was Ravello, a romantic little town with a breathtaking view. We arrived in the late afternoon, jet-lagged and all, ready for our first Italian dinner. We decided to go to Cumpà Cosimo, a small family owned place near the Piazza Duomo, where Nonna is head chef and they’re not afraid to feed you. Seriously, I had an Italian man feed me with his bare hands and tell Casey to leave me with him and he’ll teach me to “cook”. There was a brief moment the movie Taken crossed my mind, but then the family-style pasta plate showed up and it was so worth the awkward appetizer. In fact, it was so delicious that the head chef aka grandmother came out and asked if we’d like seconds…you just can’t find that at Olive Garden.

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The first morning started with cappuccinos, pear juice, and prosciutto sandwiches on the outdoor terrace of our hotel, Villa Fraulo. Then we were off to explore the Villa Cimbrone gardens.

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Plunging into the local culture didn’t take long – we had pizza, wine, and siestas down in no time. We also had a few Mojitos and Nastro Azzurro’s down in no time while relaxing at our hotel’s infinity pool (one of our favorite spots during the day). That night we got fancy and headed to Palazzo Avino’s Lobster & Martini Bar for dinner, which had a view that was incredible to experience at night.

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The next day consisted of wandering through Villa Rufolo, attempting to swim at Hotel Caruso’s world famous pool (I say attempt because there are these hotel guest only policy things to get past), and spotting Jason Segel two tables away from us in the Piazza! Casey’s professional paparazzi shot is above…in case you missed it (it’s the picture of a sugar caddy and a used napkin with Jason Segel’s floating head). To top it all off, we ended our last night in Ravello sitting in the gardens enjoying a Pink Floyd Jazz Tribute Concert. This charming romantic little town stole our hearts and set the bar high for the rest of the trip, but it was off to the next town! Stay tuned!

-MC

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Heidi Lawton-McCarthy
    September 21, 2014

    What an amazing BLOG on your honeymoon! I have been reading and looking forward to more photos Megan! Although we do not know eachother, I love and know your mom well :) We were roommates way back after college:) Our days in Boston at 21 Commonwealth Avenue are some of the sweetest memories I have as we both went from girlhood to women hood :) Your mom was/is one of the strongest women I have ever known and no doubt still is! I could say so much more on this post but this is your HONEYMOON BLOG! Wow, how beautiful is this trip and how awesome that you can share it in cyberspace! Something I could not do when I was married in 1984! Your words and stories and photos make me think you should be a journalist! Just so engaging and so lovely! God Bless you both and I hope to meet you one day and give you a big HUG! Thanks for sharing and for taking the time to do this. You will look back on all your writings one day and just light another candle for HOPE! Hope for wherever you find yourself in the future and HOPE for all those folks that you hold dear in your life……Mom, Dad, your brother, Harry, Barbara, Linda, Crissy, Steven and on and on…sorry for the misspellings but I think you get it! God bless you in your journey and may you always hold family close to heart…they will be the wind beneath your wings and the strength to get you both through whatever life brings. Your Mom is so precious and your Dad the beauty behind your eyes…never forget where you came from, and you will be better then great! Harry held the fort down and you dear child are our now flying beyond measure :) God Bless you both in the future.

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  2. Dan
    December 10, 2014

    Lovely shots. With Amalfi Coast and with Ravello in particular there’s a photo opportunity at every turn, a photographer’s dream I would say.

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